A few weeks ago, we ran into a handful of high school students during one of our regular times handing out tracts. It started as a pretty normal conversation: the teenagers were mostly not interested but politely received our tracts, a few noticed we didn’t speak Romanian so began to speak with us in English, we asked them about Jesus and began to share a bit…
But then Jacob asked Chady if we could pray for him. He gave his assent. I told him, “Sometimes God speaks to his followers. Would you mind if we take some time to hear if he has anything for you?” The young man again nodded his assent.
Chady told us later, “I expected you would say something like, ‘God loves you,’ and I was getting ready to laugh at you.”
But God had a surprise in store for him.
When I prayed for Chady, the Lord gave me a word about his relationship with his father. And Jacob had a word about having difficulty with people in his school.
Chady’s surprised exclaimation “Nu cred. Nu cred! I don’t believe it!” was ample proof that we had heard accurately.
It doesn’t show it on the video, but after the prophetic words the group really began to open up. We spoke with them for about 20 minutes after this, sharing the heart of God for forgiving sin and redeeming us so that we can be free to walk in holiness. They were very interested.
Best of all, we got a call from them a few hours later asking to meet for coffee so they could ask us more. We met the very next day. There, we learned more about Chady’s difficulty with his father and with the students in his school. Best of all, we got to share more about God’s call on their lives.
1 Corinthians 14:24-25 reads, “But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.”
Revelation 19:10 reads, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
A timely word from God will certainly open up the hardest, most disinterested hearts. Oh, we need to trust him more to speak to us.